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Major Step Forward for Yakima Basin Water Supply and River Restoration Plan

Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
July 25, 2015 Contact: (Seattle, WA) – A groundbreaking plan to address water supply and river restoration in the Pacific Northwest got a major boost today with the introduction of legislation to help ensure reliable water supplies for fish, farms, and families. The legislation will support efforts to make... Read More

Three Long-Time River Enthusiasts Join American Rivers Board

July 10, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that three new members, Carrie Besnette Hauser, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Solomon, were elected to its board of directors. The new directors bring deep passion for rivers and strong commitment to the mission of American Rivers, the nation’s... Read More

Lake Mead Close to the Critical 1075 Elevation

Water Supply
June 19, 2015 Contact: When Lake Mead drops to 1,075ft elevation, The Bureau of Reclamation may reduce water deliveries to Arizona and Nevada. Action and funding is needed now to protect the health of the Colorado River and the Southwest Economy. (Denver, CO) – The 15 year drought gripping... Read More

Proposed Hydropower Legislation Weakens States’, Tribes’ Power to Protect and Restore Local Rivers

Energy Development
May 13, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to reject proposed legislation that would weaken or eliminate current state and federal resource agency authority over hydropower dams while handing increased responsibility for dam management to an already overworked federal commission. This... Read More

Latino communities embrace connections to Colorado River

Most Endangered Rivers
April 21, 2015 Contact: (Denver, CO) – American Rivers and the Hispanic Access Foundation today announced an exciting partnership to spark a dialogue among tens of thousands of Latinos across the Colorado River basin, where one-third of the nation’s Latinos live and work, about the need for a healthy... Read More

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contacts: American Rivers: Sinjin Eberle, 720-373-0864 or Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Grand Canyon Trust: Roger Clark, 928-774-7488(w) or 928-890-7515(c) Colorado River in the Grand Canyon named #1 Most Endangered River in the nation www.AmericanRivers.org/EndangeredRivers www.AmericanRivers.org/GrandCanyon www.grandcanyontrust.org/keep-the-canyon-grand GrandCanyonMap (Washington, DC) — American Rivers today announced its annual list... Read More

Holston River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Holston River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat toxic chemical explosives from an army ammunition plant pose to clean drinking water supplies. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action... Read More

Columbia River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Columbia River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of outdated dam operations and an opportunity that the renegotiation of an international treaty creates for salmon restoration and flood protection.... Read More